Blame the GOP on the shutdown

Chris Ware

The past week has shown us that majority rule does not exist in American politics anymore. As the Republican Party continues their childish antics, the American people and especially “non-essential” federal employees are stuck in a completely unnecessary predicament because the government was essentially hijacked by fringe, right-wing political terrorists.

You read that right. Ted Cruz and the rest of his cronies who shut down the government are political terrorists. They are in the position to destroy this country financially better than any foreign terrorist could dream, simply because they don’t agree with Obamacare.  Don’t get it twisted; these guys didn’t shut the government down because they were concerned with spending or anything else. Tea Party conservatives shut the government down in hopes of rallying more Americans against Obama and Obamacare. They are risking the credit of the United States over Obamacare. They are willing to destroy the economy over Obamacare. They are willing to diminish the values and principles of our nation over Obamacare. And many of us are being fooled into believing it’s both the Democrats and Republicans who are to blame for this shutdown, but that’s farthest from the truth.

For the government to stay open, Congress has to pass a spending bill. However, radical conservatives in the House of Representatives, led by the spineless Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, sought to attach changes to Obamacare to the spending bill, a totally unheard of move. President Obama already told Congress he would not accept anything but a clean spending bill before Congress even began to deliberate over the spending bill that needed to pass to keep the government open, so when Ted Cruz began his childish antics to shut the government down because he and his Tea Party folks didn’t get their way on Obamacare, I thought Boehner and the Republicans with a little common sense would step up and squash Cruz’s madness, but that didn’t happen.

Now the Republicans took on this suicide mission, they are in a downhill spiral now that the truth is coming out. The Democrats must continue to let the American people know the Republicans shut the government down because they did not get their way on a bill that passed three years ago. They are willing to risk everything to prove a point that if it’s not their way, then to hell with the rest of us. The Republicans will pay for this in 2014 and maybe even in the presidential election in 2016 as a result of this foolishness they created. These Republicans are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and they’re beginning to shed their wool and show their true identities more and more as this pointless shutdown continues.